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MSN 690 Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner across the Lifespan III

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MSN 690: Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner across the Lifespan III
Delivery Modality: Distance (Online Didactic Instruction) 
Semester Credits: 3 (Didactic Only)
Contact Hours: 45 (Didactic Contact)
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour. 
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: MSN580; MSN582; MSN584; MSN586; MSN588; MSN590; MSN592; MSN596; MSN 598
Corequisites: MSN Practicum courses
Requisites: None
Description: This course is a continuation of the Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan I and II didactic courses and emphasizes disease prevention, health promotion, diagnostic reasoning, and management of common illnesses in psychiatric practice across the lifespan. Evidence-based practice, research, and theory continue to be utilized to identify methods that are critical to advanced nursing practice for health promotion and prevention of disease. Additionally, learners apply clinical judgment to develop differential diagnoses and develop and implement an evidence-based plan of care and therapeutic regimen including psychopharmacology. Research findings, evidence-based practice and practice standards facilitate holistic and comprehensive care, psychopharmacology and therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults as individuals in families or groups. An emphasis on advanced practice legal, regulatory, and ethical issues are addressed.
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